Wednesday, June 20, 2012

GW Psychiatric Treatment: Letter to Dr. Pitts 8/26/93

August 26, 1993
3801 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20008

Suzanne M. Pitts, MD
Dept. of Psychiatry
GW Univ. Medical Ctr.
2150 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC  20037

Dear Dr. Pitts:

I offer for your examination the following question, or paradox:

How is it that an individual who appears to reveal little of himself (or, in Dr. Wiener's opinion, has an intense fear of revealing himself) in therapy would have a high deviant score on the MMPI?

Perhaps the observation that I do not reveal myself is an incorrect, countertransference (irrational) valuation.  Note that one could interpret Dr. Wiener's statement "You don't reveal yourself" as a (paranoid) projection/reversal of the statement "I am threatened by how much you see."


Gary Freedman

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